Originally Posted by ADVNCW
You are correct I have not bought or ridden a 'modern' high performance motorcycle- that type of bike and riding is not what I am interested in doing. Most guys that I see use those expensive rides to do the same as I do on my CRF230L, faster in the open of course- but I think, what is the point, I ride the same stuff on a less expensive motorcycle just fine.
It would take a lot of good hard data/ convincing/ real advantage for me to put down $10k for a dual purpose motorcycle. I could, I have the cash, but at my age I just do not see why I should unless there is a real advantage. With the mechanical and maintenance issues I see negatives, not advantage for the Euro bikes or even the CRF- X.
Ever heard of a used motorcycle? One does not have to drop 10k to have a better bike.
And in regards to your "if it was a 300 with better suspension" comment,
If it was it would cost $1000 more and you fuckers would bitch it was too high strung and you could get a drz